Departments & Services

Welcome and Introduction

The Municipality of the County of Pictou is the local government responsible for providing services to the citizens in the rural communities of Pictou County. The Municipality has a population of approximately 20600 and is the largest of the six municipal governments located in Pictou County. The Municipality provides services in the areas of public works, some local roads, sewer and water, recreation, in addition to other municipal services and governance.

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Splish-Splash into Summer

Mike Thompson, a qualified Red Cross swimming instructor is ready to get to work for the Municipality of Pictou County. Registration dates have been set for our swimming lessons in River John and Lismore.  Read more here. 


East Pictou School Reunion - July 19 and 20 

Seafoam Lavender Festival - July 20 and 21

District 6 Ratepayers Meeting Wednesday, July 31 at the Durham Church Hall at 7 p.m. 

55+ Plus Games August 1-3, 2019 in Antigonish.

World Class Curling -  Pinty's Tour Challenge - Nov. 5 -10 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. 

rj 4h4The River John 4H Club recently held its Achievement Day at the stables of Kenda Grant on West Branch Road. Achievement day allows the members to be judged on their projects and hard work they put in throughout the year. Congratulations to all of the 4H members. 


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Don't forget to pick your free leash when you register for a dog tag with the Municipality of Pictou County.  Call or stop into our Administrative Building for more details. 




Landfill Vouchers are still available and can be used until November.  Learn more about our voucher program with Pictou County Solid Waste here.